RDH to Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene

College of Dentistry
Are you interested in furthering your education in dental hygiene?

The Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program is a flexible, online course of study that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. This program is designed for licensed dental hygienists, who hold an associate degree or certificate in dental hygiene from a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program. The program provides an opportunity for students to participate in a stimulating and educational environment that combines the general education aspects of a baccalaureate degree with advanced education in dental hygiene.


Campus Requirements: 

Students with an associate degree can use this online program to complete their dental hygienist degree and earn a bachelor's without coming to campus, as all dental hygiene courses are offered online. Remaining requirements (general education, science courses) are offered online, in person, or by transfer from another institution. See the program website for details.

Sample Courses

DH 3150

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy examines current trends in periodontology and advanced periodontology procedures.
DH 3410

Research Methods and Interpretation

Research Methods and Interpretation provides an introduction to research methods and statistics used in dental and dental hygiene research and prepares students to interpret and apply professional research to dental hygiene practice.
DH 4240

Practice Management

This course provides instruction in economic, management and employment issues that impact dental hygiene practice.
DH 4420

Current Concepts in Dental Hygiene

Students examine current issues in the dental hygiene profession.

Featured Faculty

Rebecca Henderson
Assistant Professor - Clinical
Denise Kissell
Assistant Professor - Practice
Rachell Kearney, Associate Professor
Associate Professor

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